Taj Mahal is about 4 hours away from Delhi. Truly amazing. One of the modern seven wonders of the world – checked!
I was away at Delhi for a medical conference last month – after several days of meetings, luckily I managed to squeeze in a couple of days for sightseeing. It was my first time in India so I was very excited.
I was not keen to get on a tuk-tuk initially, but it ended up to be alright. You can see these vehicles just about everywhere in town. As they battled for road space with taxi and cars alike on the crowded streets, traffic was a bit scary at times (surely you could not tell from my face right?...lol).
I have to say the biggest takeaway of this trip was that – India food was amazing! The curry dishes tasted so much better than those back in the UK (we do have quite a lot of Indian restaurants). And Masala Chai – a black tea with a mixture of Indian spices and herbs - has become my new favourite.
I have never considered India to be on my bucket list but after this trip I am itching to be back again – perhaps visiting another city for holiday. As long as you act responsibly for your personal safety and health, India is a very special place. People were very friendly and in fact I'm quite flattered that on a couple of occasions, some school girls on the street have asked to have their photo taken with me!
Travelling is always my happy place. I am always grateful for the opportunities that allow me to perceive the world in new and different ways. As Aladdin said, “Sometimes, princess, you just have to take a risk!” :)